Meet Jas Dosanjh
Living in Surrey, England Jas is the second eldest daughter of Sikh Punjabi immigrants. An avid reader as a child, Jas's life was restricted and oppressed, but her books provided a valuable window into different worlds outside her strict home life. Born and raised in the West Midlands in the 1980s, along with her five sisters, Jas learnt early on that as a girl she was a burden to her parents. raised in a culture which disposes of girls either at birth or through arranged or forced marriage, Jas had dreams of becoming a journalist and working on Fleet Street.
At the age of sixteen, a shock discovery derailed her lifelong dreams. Thrown into an abusive, backward and oppressive existence by her parents, Jas experienced poverty, sexual abuse, was banned from talking to boys and Muslims and faced bullying, a forced marriage and infidelity along with violence and attempted rape from a family member. Through all of this Jas has survived trauma and distress, constantly fighting against the male dominance and patriarchy both within her own family and with outsiders.
There isn't much that Jas hasn't seen or experienced when it comes to family life and relationships. An entrepreneur who has been listed in Who's Who of Britain's Business Elite, Jas is now using her skills as a writer to throw a spotlight on the problems and issues facing young Sikh Punjabi girls and women. She wrote the book series Life Out Of Reach determined to expose the truth behind Sikh Punjabis living in the UK. Her no-holds barred memoirs have been written without fear or hesitation, providing a window into the depths of depravity and male supremacy that exist within the Sikh Punjab culture and religion which control and dominate the lives of their daughters, nieces, sisters, wives and daughter-in-laws. The first book of the series Spare Burden was published in December 2017, described by readers as 'mind-blowing' it has received a Readers Favorite 5* review. The second book of the series, Not The Property Of will be available in 2020.